Entry-Level Construction Manager Salary

An average Entry-Level Construction Manager can expect to take home roughly $59K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Construction Managers approaches anywhere from $39K on the lower end to $86K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $12K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Some workers in this field — just over a fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Construction Managers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,366 - $82,610
$41K
$59K
$83K
MEDIAN: $59,294
10%
50%
90%

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$12.72 - $36.05
$13
$21
$36
MEDIAN: $20.98
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$0$86K
Salary $41,366 - $82,610
Bonus $491 - $12,880
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,161
Commission $9,887
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$38,959 - $86,340
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 703
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $12.72 - $36.05
Overtime $16.97 - $47.48
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $491 - $12,880
Commission $9,887
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,161
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$38,959 - $86,340
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 166

Construction Manager Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,814

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Entry-Level Construction Managers that is 25 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Construction Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+22 percent), Phoenix (+17 percent), Boston (+9 percent), and New York (+8 percent). Trailing the national average by 10 percent, Columbus is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Chicago and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 7 percent less, respectively).

Construction Manager Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Construction Manager in Naples:
Don't wait make your changes immediately. You can refine them latter.

Construction Manager in Denver:
"Don't underestimate anything."
Pay attention to everything people try to teach or show you.

Construction Manager in New York:
Must be eager to listen to people of experience.

Construction Manager in Fort Leonard Wood:
"Certifications and Perks."
I wish I would have know more about the right certifications for my line of work from the start and how to implement them into my job by instructing other with the knowledge learned. Understanding the whole picture of the project and getting employees to see it as well through public speaking and understanding the importance of teamwork.

Construction Manager in Amarillo:
"Lack of honesty and care towards employees."
Hang in there.

Construction Manager in Denver:
"How much time I would spend on the phone."
Say what your are going to do and then do it!

Construction Manager in Tuscaloosa:
"GENERAL SUPERVISION OF THE ENTIRE CONSTRUCTION AND RESOURCES."
LEADERSHIP. CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS AND LAWS. EXECUTIVE REPORTS OF ADVANCES.

Key Stats for Construction Manager

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 104 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
23%

Skills That Affect Construction Manager Salaries

Adobe Acrobat
▲11%

Budget Management
▲9%

Microsoft Project
▲8%

Microsoft Office
▲6%



Microsoft Excel
▲3%

Job Scheduling
▲3%

Construction Site Inspection
▲3%


▲2%

Blueprints
▲2%

Microsoft Word
▲2%

autodesk autocad
▲1%

National Average
$60,000

AutoCAD
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 24%